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Prisons: Northern Ireland

Volume 686: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

asked Her Majesty’s Government:

How many people are held in corrective institutions in Northern Ireland; and what is that number as a percentage of the total capacity available in those institutions.[HL7916]

On 25 October, 1,476 peoplewere held in Northern Ireland Prison Service establishments. This represents 108 per cent of the male and 68 per cent of the female accommodation available for each category—these figures are reflected in doubling up by a proportion of male prisoners and young offenders.